I had a great time making this mini slim line birthday card. The “how to” is below if you want to recreate. Enjoy!



You will need:

  • 1-piece Basic White card stock cut to 7″ x 6 1/4″. With the 7″ side at the top of your trimmer or scoreboard score at 3 1/2″. The fold and secure.
  • You will also need 1 piece of Basic Black card stock that measures 3 1/4″ x 6″. This allows for 1/8″ margin.
  • You will need a piece of Basic White card stock that measures 3 1/2″ x 6 1/4″.
  • The Adorning Decorative Masks (#156328) from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite, if you have them. If not, any striped stencil will work.
  • Real Red ink (#147084)
  • Mango Melody ink (#147093)
  • Daffodil Delight ink (#147094)
  • Garden Green ink (#147089)
  • Pacific Point ink (#147098)
  • Gorgeous Grape ink (#147099)
  • 6 blending brushes (#153611) I brush for each color family.
  • Low tack tape and sticky notes to secure card stock and mask.
  • adhesive
  • birthday stamp of your choice.

Once you have folded and secured card base place to the side. Also place the black cardstock which will become your bottom layer on card, to the side.

Take the smaller piece of white card stock (3 1/2″ x 6 1/4″) and with tape secure the card stock on surface that can get messy. I use a bigger piece of grid paper.

Lay the striped mask on top of the cardstock. I laid the mask at a diagonal. Secure the striped mask with tape (I use painter’s tape).


With the blending brushes blend the ink (rainbow order). I used sticky notes to mask off the areas so that I could control the ink I was applying at the time. Then when it was time to change ink color, I would move the sticky notes.

This what mine looked like when I was finished.



Then cut that piece of white cardstock with your rainbow of colors to 3″ x 5 1/4″.  Stamp your sentiment on the colorful piece of card stock. Adhere to the black card stock.

Then adhere these layers to the card base. Your card is ready to give to someone. You can use a #8 envelope, or you can make your own.